Be dazzled by The Life e-magazine: African safaris, sparkly shoes, stylish gadgets

THIS month, The Life digital magazine presents beauty in multiple facets - Africa's wild beauty, bejewelled shoes, stylish gadgets and more. The Life is free for download from The Straits Times Star E-books app.

Life! travel writers Lee Siew Hua and Lydia Vasko head to Africa to experience customised safaris that have a rising appeal for Asians, and also a self-drive safari through Namibia.

They encounter the Big Five animals - lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo - and also vast landscapes of savannah and saffron-hued sand dunes.

Away from the wilderness, African cities such as Cape Town and Durban entice travellers with the fruits of their wineries and their merry residents.

Often on the road too is Mr Larry Leong, 47, who will commemorate SG50 by travelling 20,000km from Singapore to London with his wife and five-year-old daughter - in his Land Rover Defender.

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Inspired by six Ivy League students who travelled from London to Singapore close to 60 years ago, he tells senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan that he will devote 66 days to his family's land odyssey, which will include visiting St Petersburg in Russia and traversing the Silk Road for a beautiful journey.

In Singapore, Urban fashion writer Leslie Kay Lim showcases seven pairs of luxe designer heels decorated with crystals and embellishments.

Also, The Life presents 10 stylish gadgets. From a set of white leather and rose gold-tone headphones to activity trackers with SMS alerts and mobile music control, these devices combine the best of design and technology.

Get The Life magazine free for your iPad or Android device from The Straits Times Star E-books app.

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